Liam Neeson

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Biography

  • Birth Name: William John Neeson
  • Birth Place: Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/07/1952, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Liam Neeson Fast Facts:
  • By age 14, was the Youth Heavyweight Champion of Ireland---a title he held for three consecutive years.
  • Once worked as a fork-lift operator at a Guinness Beer plant.
  • Discovered by director John Boorman while performing with the Belfast Lyric Players' Theater and was subsequently cast in the 1981 film Excalibur.
  • Chosen for the lead role in 1993's Schindler's List after Steven Spielberg saw his Tony-nominated performance in a Broadway production of Anna Christie.
  • In 2000, sustained multiple pelvic injuries after hitting a deer while driving his motorcycle.
  • Co-starred with Laura Linney in the 2002 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible; the duo later teamed up to play husband-and-wife on the silver screen in 2004’s Kinsey and 2008’s The Other Man.
  • His wife, actress Natasha Richardson, suffered a fatal head injury while skiing in Canada on March 16, 2009; she passed away two days later.
  • Surprised audiences with his atypical action-hero performance in Taken (2008), which led to more action-hero turns in Clash of the Titans (2010) and The A-Team (2010).
  • Liam Neeson Relationships:
  • Elizabeth Neeson - Sister
  • Rosaleen Neeson - Sister
  • Natasha Richardson - Wife (deceased)
  • Barney Neeson - Father
  • Kitty Neeson - Mother
  • Michael Antonio Neeson - Son
  • Daniel Jack Neeson - Son
  • Bernadette Neeson - Sister
  • Helen Mirren - Ex-significant Other
  • Julia Roberts - Ex-significant Other
  • Liam Neeson Awards:
  • 2013 People's Choice Awards: Favorite On-Screen Chemistry - Winner
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1993 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland; attended St. Mary's Teaching College, Belfast, Northern Ireland

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